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Sunday, 29 April 2012


This is a zorse.  A zebra stallion, domesticated mare crossbreed.

I had always wondered.  Apparently these have been bred in Africa since about 1895.

Genetics has fascinated me for a few years, not that I know anything about it.  What fascinates me is what they do with it.

Crossbreeding especially.  Things like beefalo (beautiful, delicious meat by the way), or zorses, or my pick, savannah cats...

That's ridiculously tall for a cat.  But they are, apparently social, and very loyal.  When I get another cat, I'm going to look for one of these, I think.  That's just too cool.  These are domestic cats cross bred with the African Serval.  I wonder if they can do the same thing with Lynxes.

Ligers are the biggest cats in the world.  Hercules is the largest known Liger, and he weighs in at 410 kgs.  That's nearly 1000lbs.

I don't think I'd want to mess with that.


  1. You'd be crazy to mess with that! LOL. I haven't been much of a fan of crossbreeding animals, particularly dogs and other domestic animals but especially wild animals. A few weeks ago, someone told me about Ligers but I thought it was a joke. I didn't believe it and now after reading your Z post, I'm in utter surprise. So, Ligers do exist! wow.

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    1. And they're huge! 410kgs, wow!

    2. And I thought Ligers were just fiction. Wouldn't want to meet one on the wrong end of the dinner bell.

  2. I had no idea any of those animals existed. I want to see a savannah cat!

    1. One of the websites said they acted very much like a dog. I think it would be a cool pet myself.

  3. I have never seen or heard of one of these,
    I enjoyed reading about them.

    Congrats on completing the A to Z.

    1. I stumbled across an article about cross breeds- very interesting. They have even cross bred lamas and camels...